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2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.B.A.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program builds on the general curriculum. Students complete a comprehensive business curriculum with the functional emphasis on management.

Degree Requirements

Students receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree must complete a minimum total of 185 Quarter Credit hours of instruction.

Core Curriculum Offerings

Area I: Humanities 20 Quarter Credit Hours
Area II: Sciences, Mathematics and Computers 25 Quarter Credit Hours
Area III: Social Sciences 20 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 65 Quarter Credit Hours

Business Administration Degree Offerings

Area IV: Business Administration Requirements 65 Quarter Credit Hours
Area V: Management Requirements 20 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VI: Management Electives 30 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VII: General Electives 5 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 120 Quarter Credit Hours

Total Bachelor’s Degree Requirements: 185 Quarter Credit Hours

Areas I, II, III

Core Curriculum Offerings   

Area VI: Management Electives (Concentrations)

30 Quarter Credit Hours (Grade of “C” or better required)

Any combination of the following not previously used toward degree requirements. It is recommended that students choose multiple courses in the same content area to broaden experiences in their Business program:

Area VII: General Electives

5 Quarter Credit Hours

Choose any undergraduate course not chosen to this point. May use MGT 441 -MGT 441-445  (with department permission)

Sports Business Minor

The minor in Sports Business is available for students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program, as well as for students majoring in other programs who have an interest in the business of sports. The minor consists of 20 credit hours to include the following courses:


*Principles of Sports Management cannot substitute for MGT 301  (Principles of Management for B.B.A. majors).

**Principles of Sports Marketing cannot substitute for MKT 301  (Principles of Marketing for B.B.A. majors).

Additional Completion Requirements:

  1. Completion of at least four years of prescribed study, of which the last year must be in residence at Life University, with at least 25% of coursework being earned in the last year of residency.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all in Areas IV – VI courses with a minimum grade of “C” or better.
  3. Satisfactory completion of all courses with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. A recommendation for graduation based on completion of the Exit Exam by the Dept. of Business faculty. Once declared a degree candidate by the Registrar’s Office, students will be invited to sit for the Exit Exam session most proximate to his/her eligible graduation ceremony. Failure to apply for graduation and/or failure to sit for the Exit Exam will preclude the student from graduation until the exam is taken at the next biannual Exit Exam session. Under absolutely no circumstances will the Exit Exam be given on an individual basis, remotely, or outside the normally scheduled biannual Exit Exam sessions in Fall and Spring terms.
  5. File a petition to graduate.
  6. Administrative and student reviews of records
    1. Registrar Office – Complete a formal academic records review
    2. Financial Aid Office – Exit interviews with a Counselor
    3. Student Accounting – “Perkins” Exit interview and rectify account balance
  7. Confirm CLP 090, FYE 101  and FYE 103  completion status requirements.